MILWAUKEE (February 18, 2016) — The portable power experts at Briggs & Stratton® (NYSE: BGG) are highlighting the best inverter generator features for campers and outdoor enthusiasts looking to elevate their next camping trip this spring.
“Inverter generators are great for campers who want to spend time in the great outdoors away from the stress of daily life, but still want to remain powered up and tuned in,” says Dan Roche, marketing director for Briggs & Stratton’s Portable Power and Cleaning Systems division. “There are a few features we encourage campers to look for when deciding what generator they intend to purchase that can take a camping trip to the next level.”
Look for Quiet, Mobile Units
For campers who visit a crowded campground and don’t want to disrupt the quiet surroundings of nature, an inverter generator is a smart choice. Inverter generators, like Briggs & Stratton’s PowerSmart Series™ models, are designed for uses in which quiet operation is important. The new P2200 PowerSmart Series inverter generator, for example, operates at 59* decibels, which is quieter than a normal conversation so it blends into the background of camping situations.
The PowerSmart Series models allow for easy mobility too. The P2200 has an H-style handle and the P3000 comes equipped with a luggage-style, telescoping handle to make moving around a campsite easy and convenient.
Safeguard Electronic Devices
Newer inverter generator technology available on some models automatically adjusts the unit’s engine speed to protect sensitive electronics. This technology protects smart phones, tablets and laptops against harmful power surges.
Multiple Outlets for More Control
Inverters with a big control panel allow campers more power options to customize their camping experience. The P2200 inverter generator gives campers three power outlets, one DC and two household, in addition to a USB adapter for even more versatility. The P3000 offers even more flexibility and power with four household outlets, a 30-amp outlet in addition to a USB port and a DC outlet.
“More places to plug in gives campers more control over their campsite,” Roche says. “It gives them more flexibility to power an extensive combination of lights, music, televisions, crockpots, personal electronics and more, which can lead to a better camping experience, whether you’re in a tent or an RV.”
Built-in expandable power is helpful for camping enthusiasts who require more power than a single inverter generator can deliver. Rather than purchasing a larger, more expensive generator, inverter generators in the PowerSmart Series can be used in tandem. Using the dedicated, built-in parallel outlet lets campers connect two P2200 or P3000 (or one of each) units together to create an even stronger power source.
Portable generators emit carbon monoxide and are dangerous if not operated properly. The only safe place to operate a portable generator is outside. To learn more about how to safely operate a portable generator, visit www.takeyourgeneratoroutside.com.
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*Sound levels vary based on proximity and location; measured at 1/4 load at 7m from the control panel side of the generator
About Briggs & Stratton Corporation
Briggs & Stratton Corporation, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is the world’s largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment. Its wholly owned subsidiaries include North America’s number one marketer of pressure washers, and it is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of power generation, lawn and garden, turf care and job site products through its Briggs & Stratton®, Simplicity®, Snapper®, Snapper Pro® Ferris®, PowerBoss®, Allmand™, Billy Goat®, Murray®, Branco® and Victa® brands. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in over 100 countries on six continents. For additional information, please visit www.basco.com and www.briggsandstratton.com.